Jinn And Juice (2014)
Jinn and Juice (2014)
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Excellent Read Lyla is a Jinn that is a week away from breaking her curse if she can keep from being bound by a Magi during that time. Oz is a new Magi that bounds Lyla to him in order to find a friend in trouble. While helping him find his friend so she has time to break her curse, Lyla finds out that not all Magi are created equally as Oz battles to help her with an age old enemy.While the cover is what got me interested in this book, I actually put off reading it for awhile. I'd never really read one based on the Jinn so it wasn't on the top of my list. However, once I started the book, I read it at every opportunity until I finished it. The author does an excellent job in throwing you into Lyla's life and really puts you into her character. While there's definitely a build-up of emotion between Lyla and Oz, the book isn't hindered at all by it and is full of a complete plot.My only problem with this book is that I have to wait for the author to continue Lyla's story. Excellent read. Cursed to be a jinni for a thousand years, Leila nears the end of her servitude—only to be bound once again against her will. Will she risk all to be human?Born in ancient Persia, Leila turned to her house Jinni, Kouros, for help escaping an arranged marriage. Kouros did make it impossible for her to marry—by cursing Leila to live a thousand years as a Jinni herself.If she can remain unBound, Leila's curse will soon be over. But Ozan Sawyer, a Magi with the ability to See, Call, and Bind jinn has other plans. Oz needs Leila to help him penetrate Pittsburgh's steel-soaked magic, a juice potent but poisonous to supernatural creatures, in order to find a missing girl with her own mysterious connection to Kouros. Unfortunately for Leila, becoming Bound to Oz may risk more than just her chance to be human once more—it could risk her very soul...Jinn and Juice is the first in a new series by fantasy writer, Nicole Peeler, set in a world of immortal curses, powerful jinni and belly dancing.Review:I have to confess I picked this book for the cover and title. I have not read many stories revolving around Jinn and thought the title was clever, so why not give it a shot. I am glad I did.Ms. Peeler is a new to me Author, though I have heard her name many times before I had not picked up one of her books until this one. I enjoyed her writing style, the clever banter and her character development. The premise of the story, was unique too. Leila is a girl who was cursed into being a Jinn almost a thousand years ago and on the eve of the curse lifting, she is bound and must help her "Master", Ozan find a missing girl before he will unbind her so the curse can be lifted. I thought the author did a good job of showing the tension and mistrust between the Jinn and the Magi. The supporting characters were fun, scary and really enhanced the story. There is lots of action and mystery here, but this is Urban Fantasy, so while there is romantic elements to the story, there is not a lot of overt sexiness. I did find some parts a little slow, but in my opinion that had more to do with it being first in a series and trying to world build and flesh-out characters. I really liked this new world that the Author has made.I cannot wait to see what happens with Leila and Oz in the next story!4Stars
Closer to a 3.5 really. Will post a proper review soon.
Expected publication: November 25th 2014 by Orbit
Great start to a new series by Nicole Peeler
childish and superficial
Pittsburgh, really?
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